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What to Expect: An Ultrasound

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Welcome! Here we go… to get an ultrasound

I am going to Connecticut Children’s to have an ultrasound. An ultrasound uses a special machine that takes pictures of the inside of my body.


We need to go to Radiology (1J) for my ultrasound.


We are at Radiology! We will go to the check-in window. The receptionist will talk with my family and type information in the computer.


She will give me a bracelet to put on my wrist. The bracelet will have my name!


I will wait in the waiting room. I can play or watch TV while I am waiting.


The ultrasound technologist will call my name. She will look at my bracelet and then bring me to the room. My family will go with me.


The room has a bed and a machine to take the pictures.


The technologist will tell me what I need to do. I need to lay on the bed for my ultrasound. I will do my best to follow directions.


The technologist will put gel on a special camera called a transducer. I can touch it if I want to. It will feel wet and a little cold.


The technologist will put the transducer on my body. I need to stay very still. The gel will feel wet.


The technologist will move the transducer on my body to take the picture. I can watch the screen to see the picture.


When the ultrasound is done the technologist will wipe the gel off of my body.


I can get a sticker when I am done. Getting an ultrasound is not so hard, I know just what to do!



This story is part of a series of stories originally developed in collaboration with Norah Johnson, of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and funded through a grant by Autism Speaks.

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